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Aschroft says anthrax hoaxers to be prosecuted
October 16, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 2:18 p.m.) Declaring the threat of bioterrorism is no joking matter, Attorney General John Ashcroft said Tuesday those who fake anthrax or other terrorist scares will face federal prosecution. He announced the indictment of one such man in Connecticut.
Wing of Senate office building closed for anthrax testing
October 16, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 3:24 p.m.) Declaring the threat of bioterrorism is no joking matter, Attorney General John Ashcroft said Tuesday those who fake anthrax or other terrorist scares will face federal prosecution. He announced the indictment of one such man in Connecticut.
Overnight fire damages Oread apartment house
October 16, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 11:39 a.m.) An overnight fire caused about $45,000 in damage to an apartment house in the Oread neighborhood, just west of Kansas University.
U.S. special forces gunship begins raids over Kabul
October 16, 2001
(Web Posted Tuesday at 6:52 a.m.) A U.S. special-forces gunship went into action Tuesday, raking a Taliban stronghold in Afghanistan with heavy machine gun and cannon fire. U.S. jets returned to Kabul, blasting military sites north of the city.
Child of ABC employee tests positive for skin form of anthrax
October 16, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 10:12 a.m.) Investigators took to media mailrooms across New York after learning that an ABC News producer’s infant son was diagnosed with anthrax. Hours earlier, the scare moved into the halls of Congress when a letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle tested positive for anthrax bacteria.
Alvin Arnold
October 16, 2001
Commission redraws district
October 16, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn Making the boundaries of county commission districts easier for residents to understand and avoiding major changes will be goals of the county’s redistricting process. Douglas County commissioners at a Monday morning study session began the once-a-decade process of redrawing district lines to ensure each district has equal population, but did not agree on where to draw the new boundaries.
KC plans attack response
Bioterrorism may affect Lawrence, officials warn
October 16, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Infectious diseases dispersed by terrorists could hitch a ride with commuters traveling between Lawrence and Kansas City. That’s one of the reasons emergency officials from Lawrence attended a forum Monday to discuss response to biological and chemical terrorism in the metropolitan area.
Muslims must join bin Laden battle
October 16, 2001
By Trudy Rubin Knight Ridder Newspapers “We’re losing the war of ideas,” an Arab-American acquaintance told me. He meant the war to dissuade Arabs and other Muslims from public or private endorsement of Osama bin Laden’s call for jihad against America. No matter how many U.S. officials deliver the message that we aren’t warring on Islam, it doesn’t seem to resonate with Egyptian, or Indonesian, or Pakistani masses.
ACLU atheists
October 16, 2001
Bush is politically ‘born again’
October 16, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services Just before he left office in 1992, I told then-Vice President Dan Quayle that if he wanted to return to the national stage as a credible political figure he’d have to re-invent himself. I said, “The press will never admit they were wrong about you, so you will have to do things that will cause them to write about ‘the new Dan Quayle.”’
Treasury head draws criticism
October 16, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate Most Americans express confidence in President Bush’s national security team. Even ardent Democrats applaud the experienced officials who are leading the campaign against terrorism. The same unqualified praise cannot be found for Bush’s economic team. And as the economic numbers worsen as a result of the blow struck by the terrorists, the role of Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill has become the focus of criticism in Washington circles.
Local briefs
October 16, 2001
Government: Ralph Tanner reappointed to biology advisory board Kent Glasscock, speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives, has reappointed Rep. Ralph Tanner, R-Baldwin, to the Natural and Scientific Areas Advisory Board. The board is responsible for advising the Kansas Biological Survey in the administration of the Natural and Scientific Areas Preservation Act. The purpose of the act is to establish, protect and manage natural and scientific preserves and to maintain a registry of these areas. Tanner is the Chair of the House Education Committee. He is also a member of the Fiscal Oversight, High Education and Education and Legislative Budget Committees. ______ KU: Family participation sought for Thanksgiving program KU’s Office of International Student Services is seeking people to house an international student from Nov. 20 to 25 or invite one or more students to their house for Thanksgiving dinner. The program is in its 47th year. Last year 39 families and 39 international students participated. To volunteer for the program, call Liya Kruglyak, program coordinator in international student services, at 864-3617 by Nov. 1. ______ Gasoline: Pump Patrol tracks lowest prices in town The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.139 at Citgo, West Ninth and Iowa streets. If you find a lower price, please call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name and address of the business and the price. Or go to www.ljworld.com/section/gasoline to join our Pump Patrol message board.
Bush offers plan to help insurance firms
October 16, 2001
The Bush administration offered up a plan Monday to help insurance companies withstand a future terrorism shock while keeping the government out of the insurance business. The proposal would split the costs of property claims from future terror attacks between the government and the insurance industry. Taxpayers would pick up 80 percent of the first $20 billion in costs next year and insurers the rest. The government’s share of costs would decrease gradually through 2004 and end after that, senior administration officials told reporters.
Steelmaker seeking bankruptcy protection
October 16, 2001
Bethlehem Steel Corp., which launched more than 1,000 ships during World War II and made girders for the Golden Gate Bridge and Empire State Building, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday. The nation’s third-largest steel company was reeling from five straight quarters of losses blamed on competition from low-cost foreign steel and high labor and retiree-benefit costs.
Daily ticker
October 16, 2001
Superman myth flies on WB
October 16, 2001
What if Superboy’s rocket ship had crash-landed in “Dawson’s Creek”? That idea must have seemed irresistible to the WB Network big shots who acquired the new teen drama “Smallville” (8 p.m., WB) that adapts and updates the Superman mythology.
For Fekkai, key to beauty is ‘being comfortable’
October 16, 2001
Frederic Fekkai fancies himself a sculptor of sorts.
Pink blooms this month in breast cancer goods
October 16, 2001
October, known for rich browns and rusts, is also the pinkest month of the year. Pink is the signature color of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and several clothing and cosmetics companies are thinking pink.
Scottish court issues rulings on Pan Am bomber’s appeal
October 16, 2001
A Scottish court weighing the appeal of the Libyan convicted in the Lockerbie bombing heard a woman who lost her sister on Pan Am Flight 103 complain that justice had been thwarted by political interests and a bungled investigation.
U.S.-backed pipeline opens in Russia
October 16, 2001
Commerce Secretary Donald Evans on Monday hailed the first commercial shipment of oil along a new Caspian pipeline built with the assistance of ChevronTexaco and praised the Kremlin’s efforts to liberalize the Russian economy and encourage foreign investment.
World briefs
October 16, 2001
Mandela’s ex-wife indicted for bank fraud Date set to resume Concorde service
Anxiety hits close to home
October 16, 2001
By Mike Belt The mundane has become frightening for many Lawrence residents as the threat of terrorism inches closer to home. Since reports of anthrax cases in other parts of the country, law enforcement and emergency officials in Lawrence have been receiving more reports of suspicious substances. Some were simply objects left by someone unseen. Others were delivered by the post office.
Stakeholders weigh in on trafficway issues
October 16, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn The South Lawrence Trafficway has always inspired a lot of opinion. Environmentalists have decried it as a threat to wetlands habitat, taxpayers have bemoaned its cost, motorists have yearned for its traffic-easing promise, and American Indians have worried about its impact on sacred and historic sites.
Court to rule on permits for door-to-door activity
October 16, 2001
The Supreme Court agreed Monday to confront a particularly tough separation of church and state issue by deciding whether a town can require permits from Jehovah’s Witnesses or others who want to solicit door-to-door.
Standoff ends in Texas as fugitive frees hostages, shoots accomplice
October 16, 2001
The last of five escaped Texas inmates were captured Monday after one of them shot the other in a standoff at a couple’s farmhouse.
Forecasters predict windy, dry weather
October 16, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess Coming winds may dry out the Lawrence area after more than an inch of rain fell Monday. The weather should be dry through the end of the week, with highs in the mid to upper 60s and southwest winds.
Consultants’ master plan to guide bond issue amounts
Local firms ‘will be involved’ with facilities’ upgrade
October 16, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school board Monday may have found a way to hire consultants to coordinate upgrading of school facilities without alienating local architecture firms.
Baldwin shooting puzzles authorities
October 16, 2001
By Mike Belt Baldwin authorities were scratching their heads Monday evening over the release of a man arrested after a Sunday night shooting.
Powell arrives in volatile Pakistan
Anti-U.S. protests, flare-up with India increase mission’s tension
October 16, 2001
Secretary of State Colin’s Powell’s South Asia visit got off to a rocky start Monday as Indian troops opened fire on Pakistani positions in the Kashmir region just hours after Powell appealed for restraint. Powell was meeting separately with leaders of Pakistan and India to discuss Kashmir, the U.S. military campaign in Afghanistan and the shape of a post-Taliban government that would affect the volatile region.
Big 12 taps Houston in 2002, KC in 2003 for title game
October 16, 2001
Reliant Park in Houston will play host to the Big 12 football championship in December 2002 and the game will return to Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium the following year.
On the record
October 16, 2001
District judge disallows Terry Nichol’s defense delay
October 16, 2001
A judge on Monday denied a motion to delay Terry Nichols’ preliminary hearing, meaning it will go on as scheduled Nov. 5.
State briefs
October 16, 2001
Accomplice in blast gets lighter sentence Topekan charged in fatal shooting Reservoir searched for missing boaters
Police lines stretched almost to snapping point
Overworked officers rankled about lack of information from the FBI
October 16, 2001
The thin blue line has become the front line in a nation transformed by terrorism, but police are beset by long hours and frustrated with what many see as a lack of information from the FBI.
Yankees complete comeback
Jeter helps New York to 5-3 victory over A’s
October 16, 2001
With no margin for error, Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees’ pinstriped dynasty persevered with one of the greatest comebacks in baseball history. As Jeter solidified his place in Yankees’ lore, the three-time defending World Series champions became the first team ever to win a best-of-five series after losing the first two games at home.
U.S. claims four planned attacks foiled
October 16, 2001
U.S. authorities have disrupted at least four attempted terrorist attacks against U.S. facilities overseas in the five weeks since Sept. 11, a government official confirmed Monday. European police have arrested dozens of suspected terrorists and their associates since last month’s hijackings. The foiling of the four attacks is one of the few tangible accomplishments of a sprawling, secretive investigation that has detained about 700 in the United States and swept across the globe, but has not resulted in any criminal charges directly related to the hijackings.
Miller stripped of medal
World champion swimmer sanctioned for using caffeine
October 16, 2001
No more coffee before a race for Inger Miller, and definitely only caffeine-free soda afterward.
First-down line victim of economy
On a normal weekend, Fox would use line on two best games, but cost is now deemed prohibitive
October 16, 2001
Back in June NBC Sports Chairman Dick Ebersol was bemoaning the terrible advertising sales market. When asked about possible cutbacks, he joked that the staffers would no longer be getting mints on their pillows at their hotels. Obviously, it all was much simpler then. Now the ad climate has gone from terrible to disastrous in the wake of the events of Sept. 11. The cuts are going much deeper than mints.
Correction
October 16, 2001
Lawrence High’s boys cross country title at the Sunflower League meet on Saturday was not a first for LHS as printed in Sunday’s Journal-World.
Slocum: KSU looks same
A&M coach says Wildcats had ‘bad breaks’
October 16, 2001
R.C. Slocum sees nothing different about Kansas State’s football team other than its record.
Kingsbury, Johnson, Yelk honored
October 16, 2001
Texas Tech quarterback Kliff Kingsbury, who had 490 yards passing and four touchdown passes in a 38-19 win over Kansas State Saturday was named the Big 12 Conference offensive player of the week.
White to start at QB for Oklahoma
October 16, 2001
Sophomore quarterback Jason White will start Saturday when No. 2 Oklahoma plays host to Baylor, coach Bob Stoops said Monday.
BYU’s Staley eligible after all
October 16, 2001
Luke Staley, the leading rusher for No. 18 Brigham Young, was not ineligible for last weekend’s victory over New Mexico and will play Saturday against Air Force.
Rams’ Faulk hasn’t been ruled out for this weekend
October 16, 2001
Marshall Faulk hasn’t been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the New York Jets despite a bruised right knee.
Schaefer leaves Canucks
October 16, 2001
Vancouver Canucks restricted free agent forward Peter Schaefer agreed to contract terms with Turku of the Finnish Elite League.
LaFrentz scores seven in Nuggets’ 92-82 loss
October 16, 2001
Tim Thomas scored 22 points as the Milwaukee Bucks pulled away in the third quarter en route to a 92-82 exhibition victory Monday night over the Denver Nuggets.
NBA briefs
October 16, 2001
Webber could miss first month of season Cheaney injures knee Green, Price waived Pacers release two
Blasts continue to shake Kabul
October 16, 2001
Huge explosions shook the Afghan capital throughout the day Monday with two more jets reported attacking the northern part of the city early today. The Monday air strikes sent terrified residents scurrying for shelter, as U.S. jets pounded suspected weapons storage sites in Kabul and across the country.
6News Video: Water treatment plants on alert
October 16, 2001
Tina Terry reports on local efforts to protect our water supply in the case of terrorist attacks.
6News Video: Reports around the world
October 16, 2001
Fears of anthrax attacks have spread across the nation. More bombing strikes Kandahar Afghanistan among other cities.
Seattle survives, advances
October 16, 2001
Shut out at home. Blown out on the road. Down to their final nine outs. Twice in danger of having their record-setting, season of seasons end in failure. The Seattle Mariners endured it all during five pressure-packed games against the Cleveland Indians.
Fleck and Meyer bring eclectic mix to Liberty Hall
Bela Fleck and Edgar Meyer - Liberty Hall, Lawrence Kansas 10/15/2001
October 16, 2001
By Michael Newman Monday night, Lawrence’s Liberty Hall was host to an audience in everything from neckties to tie-dyes as the eclectic duo of Bela Fleck and Edgar Meyer came to play a swirling array of virtuoso music that incorporated everything from Americana, jazz, celtic and eastern modalities, to piano concertos transcribed for banjo and upright bass.
ACLU atheists
October 16, 2001
To the editor: This letter is in response to an article in Thursday’s paper concerning atheists feeling left out when attempting to mourn the recent events. I for one do not feel a bit sorry for you. If you are offended by the president saying “God Bless America” and that makes you upset, I say maybe that should tell you something.
Soundoff on KU football players
October 16, 2001
If a Kansas University football player is arrested on a road trip, is it the university’s responsibility to get him out? If you mean by supplying bail, the answer is no because that would be providing an extra benefit — a no-no under NCAA rules.
LHS theme: ‘Pulling Together’
Firebirds upbeat heading into intracity showdown
October 16, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus It’s high school football district time, so that must mean it’s theme week for Lawrence High.
Travel agents rebound
Business picks up following terrorist attacks
October 16, 2001
By Mark Fagan Airlines are cutting staff, grounding flights and reorganizing operations to grapple with a massive slowdown in travel since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. And Harriet Matthews is just trying to keep up.
Tuesday Best Bets
October 16, 2001
THE BLACK CROWES perform at 8 p.m. today at Uptown Theatre, 3700 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo. TODAY
Oct16-40
October 16, 2001
Kansas University was blessed with a cool but bright autumn day, and the Jayhawks posted a 21-7 football victory over Iowa State for homecoming. However, after high hopes for a banner season, Jack Mitchell’s Jayhawks were only 1-2-1 after the first four games. There had been losses to TCU and Colorado and a tie with Wyoming.
10-16 What do you like best about fall?
October 16, 2001
What do you like best about fall? Kenna Baird,
Easy way out
October 16, 2001
J-W Editorials Kansas legislators shouldn’t use a tight budget year as an excuse to change the state’s requirement to end the year with money in the treasury. We know it’s tempting, but the Kansas Legislature shouldn’t take the easy way out.
Inherited wealth can benefit others instead of family
October 16, 2001
Ag secretary addresses Farm Bureau meeting
October 16, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess As Douglas County and other parts of Kansas become increasingly urban, it’s important that farmers and city folk understand each other, said Jamie Clover Adams, Kansas Secretary of Agriculture.
Death sparks investigation
October 16, 2001
Residents of a Lawrence community-living house found a man dead in his room Sunday.
Floodplain draws public safety, property issues
October 16, 2001
By Joel Mathis Property rights versus public safety.
State golf postponed
October 16, 2001
Persistent rain forced postponement of Monday’s scheduled state high golf tournament at Topeka’s Shawnee CC until today. Free State’s Ashley Johnson is the only city qualifier. Johnson will tee off at 10 a.m. today.
Craven captures first Winston Cup win
October 16, 2001
Ricky Craven lingered in Victory Lane, talking to anyone in sight and reveling in the moment his first Winston Cup victory.
10-17 Wilma A. Shipps
October 16, 2001
Wilma Shipps Ottawa — Services for Wilma A. Shipps, 85, Ottawa, are pending and will be announced by Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Ottawa.
10-17 Gale D. Reeves
October 16, 2001
Gale Reeves Tonganoxie — Services for Gale D. Reeves, 90, Bonner Springs, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Basehor.
Remy Zero, Travis make good pairing
October 16, 2001
By Levi Chronister Good friends made for a great concert as buddies Travis and Remy Zero played to a packed Liberty Hall crowd Sunday night.
Sexual predator law under review
Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall to defend treatment
October 16, 2001
For a second time, Kansas Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall is preparing to defend the state’s sexual predator law before the U.S. Supreme Court. Stovall will present arguments Oct. 30 defending the state’s practice of keeping sex offenders locked in treatment programs after their release from prison.
Carnahan hits her stride as Missouri senator
October 16, 2001
In the year since a plane crash killed Missouri Gov. Mel Carnahan during the final days of a tight Senate race, Jean Carnahan has gone from grieving widow to confident U.S. senator, recently leading the effort to get help for laid-off airline workers. Mrs. Carnahan, 67, is readying for a re-election bid no one could have imagined on Oct. 16, 2000, when Mel Carnahan and Ashcroft were engaged in a sometimes bitter battle. Carnahan was headed to a rally aboard a Cessna piloted by his son, Randy, when the small plane met rough weather and crashed into wooded hills near St. Louis. All aboard were killed.
Commission considers restriction of business tax abatements
October 16, 2001
By Joel Mathis Prospective businesses will have to jump a higher hurdle to qualify for new, more flexible tax abatements in Lawrence, the City Commission heard Monday.
Johnson, Maddux to meet in NLCS
Experience key for Arizona, Braves
October 16, 2001
Get ready for more big-time pitching in the National League Championship Series.
KU, MU already looking ahead to Saturday
October 16, 2001
rsinclair@ljworld.com College football coaches are fond of saying that during the course of the season, no game is more important than another.
Briefcase
October 16, 2001
Union workers on strike at military equipment plants Firms trim inventory glut Siemens to cut 7,000 jobs Boeing delays 777 work
Horoscopes
October 16, 2001
Anthrax scares spread
October 16, 2001
A letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle tested positive for anthrax on Monday as the bioterrorism scare rattling the nation reached the halls of Congress. The discovery of anthrax in Washington followed earlier instances in Florida, New York and Nevada in which at least 12 people were exposed to spores of the potentially deadly bacteria. Monday night, another case of the disease was announced in New York.
Afghan gem trader speaks out on war
October 16, 2001
By Dave Ranney Gary Bowersox knows Afghanistan. For the past 30 years, he’s helped the nation’s miners figure out where best to search for emeralds, rubies, sapphires and lapis, the blue stone that long ago supplied Cleopatra with eye shadow.
McCarney says Iowa State making strides as a program
October 16, 2001
It’s one thing to field a good football team, another to put together a good program.
Chiefs dealing with injuries, losses
Kansas City loses Riley for at least 5-6 weeks, Crockett to broken hand in 20-17 setback
October 16, 2001
Victor Riley eased his 330-pound body into an overstuffed chair in the lobby of Arrowhead Stadium, a cast on his leg and a scowl on his face.
Arafat pledges support for West in visit to London
October 16, 2001
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on Monday positioned himself as a key ally in the fight against Osama bin Laden’s terror network and received strong support from British Prime Minister Tony Blair for the creation of a Palestinian state.
Births
October 16, 2001
Births: * Kenny and Nikki May, Lawrence, a boy, Sunday.
Commission considers restriction of business tax abatements
October 16, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com Prospective businesses will have to jump a higher hurdle to qualify for new, more flexible tax abatements in Lawrence, the City Commission heard Monday.
s close
October 16, 2001
Dow Industrials +3.46, 9,347.62
Oct16-25
October 16, 2001
The Samuel H. Kress Foundation of New York City contributed $500,000 toward the completion of facilities for the department of Art History at the Helen F. Spencer Museum of Art at Kansas University. Former KU chancellors Franklin Murphy and Clarke Wescoe were instrumental in arranging for the aid, since Murphy was Kress Foundation president and Wescoe the vice president.
100 Years
October 16, 2001
On Oct. 16, 1901, the Lawrence Journal in reporting on the annual meeting of the Associated Charities noted “Total number of cases dealt with 327; resident colored families, 171; resident white families, 89, colored transients, 15; white transients, 52; sent to the association by polite persons, 90; sent to the association by police, 61; applied on own account, 176; Referred for relief and consideration churches 10; private persons, 10; received county and city aid, 136; county and city stone yard, 68; assisted to employment of some kind, 105; estimated amount of work furnished, $150; transportation, 31; refused work offered, 41; not requiring aid, 68; clothing and shoes from work room and private donation through association furnished to, 155; low estimate of clothing $150, sent friendly visitors to 65; investigations and visits made, 375 … Immediate causes of distress: Intemperance, abuse of stimulants, 22; dishonesty or other moral defects, 55; physical or mental defects, blind, old age, deaf, insane and feeble minded, 81; lack of employment, 105; sickness, accident or death, 74.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
Treasury head draws criticism
October 16, 2001
United Feature Syndicate Washington — Most Americans express confidence in President Bush’s national security team. Even ardent Democrats applaud the experienced officials who are leading the campaign against terrorism. The same unqualified praise cannot be found for Bush’s economic team. And as the economic numbers worsen as a result of the blow struck by the terrorists, the role of Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill has become the focus of criticism in Washington circles.
10-11 Free screenings provide diagnosis, information
October 16, 2001
Free screenings provide depression information Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center is offering free depression screenings throughout October in recognition of National Depression Screening Day. Screenings will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday in October at Pelathé Community Resource Center, 1423 Haskell Ave., from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at Unity Church, 416 Lincoln St.; and also from 7:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 21 at Ninth Street Baptist Church, 847 Ohio. For more information, call Bert Nash Center, 843-9192.
Food refer
October 16, 2001
It can be difficult to teach healthy eating to children. One valuable lesson is to include them in the daily cooking. Nutrition experts say learning to cook teaches children about nutrition and also lessens their dependency on convenience, pre-packaged and fast foods. To read these tips as well as some child-friendly recipes, take a look at the Food section in tomorrow’s Journal World.
Trafficway stakeholders
October 16, 2001
clawhorn@ljworld.com The South Lawrence Trafficway has always inspired a lot of opinion.
Anthrax scares fray nerves here
October 16, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com The mundane has become frightening for many Lawrence residents as the threat of terrorism inches closer to home.
Graves, Niang choose Kansas
October 16, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Kansas hit the men’s basketball recruiting bonanza on Monday, landing oral commitments from two big men — Jeff Graves of Iowa Western Community College and Moulaye Niang of El Cajon, Calif.
t change anytime soon
October 16, 2001
J-W Staff Report When Allen Fieldhouse is packed to capacity and rocking during a men’s basketball game, it’s difficult to hear anything besides the shrill roars, foot stomping and overall intensity of the crowd.
City football notebook
October 16, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com It’s high school football district time, so that must mean it’s theme week for Lawrence High.
Nation briefs
October 16, 2001
Rodney King’s arrest is third in six weeks Judge refuses delay in SLA trial Media watchdog Brill’s Content folds ‘Training Day’ keeps command of box office
Cowboys escape
Dallas wins ‘Gutter Bowl’ with Redskins, 9-7
October 16, 2001
For three quarters, the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins looked like they really were playing the “Gutter Bowl.”
Rookie goalie sparks Rangers to 2-1 victory
October 16, 2001
Dan Blackburn lived out his childhood dream.
KC plans bioterrorism response
October 16, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com Kansas City, Kan. — Infectious diseases dispersed by terrorists could hitch a ride with commuters traveling between Lawrence and Kansas City.
County redistricting to avoid major changes
October 16, 2001
clawhorn@ljworld.com Making the boundaries of county commission districts easier for residents to understand and avoiding major changes will be goals of the county’s redistricting process.
Unattended death investigated
October 16, 2001
Residents of a Lawrence community-living house found a man dead in his room Sunday. Lawrence Police do not suspect foul play and autopsy results were pending Monday, Police Sgt. Mark Warren said. It was not known when an autopsy was to be conducted.
LHS, Free State marching bands to perform at big game
October 16, 2001
LHS, Free State bands to perform together Friday
Levi review of Remy Zero
October 16, 2001
lchronister@ljworld.com Good friends made for a great concert as buddies Travis and Remy Zero played to a packed Liberty Hall crowd Sunday night.
Business briefcase for Tuesday
October 16, 2001
Union workers on strike at military equipment plants
Families sought for Thanksgiving program
October 16, 2001
Wanted: Families to take in Kansas University international students for Thanksgiving. KU’s Office of International Student Services is seeking people to house an international student from Nov. 20 to 25 or invite one or more students to their house for Thanksgiving dinner.
TUES This series (with SLT series)
October 16, 2001
This series This is the last in a three-part series on the history of the South Lawrence Trafficway. The series precedes a moderated meeting set for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Springhill Suites by Marriott, Sixth and New Hampshire streets, to receive input from stakeholder groups. The meeting is open to the public.
Easy way out
October 16, 2001
Kansas legislators shouldn’t use a tight budget year as an excuse to change the state’s requirement to end the year with money in the treasury. We know it’s tempting, but the Kansas Legislature shouldn’t take the easy way out.
t be on tv
October 16, 2001
COLLEGE FOOTBALL KU-KSU won’t be on TV
10-17 Francis J. Bellinder
October 16, 2001
Francis Bellinder Wamego — Mass of Christian Burial for Francis J. Bellinder, 69, Wamego, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Wamego. Burial will be in St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery.
10-17 Arnold services
October 16, 2001
Arnold services Williamsburg — Services for Alvin A. Arnold, 74, Williamsburg, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Williamsburg United Methodist Church. He was cremated.
s master plan to guide bond issue amounts
October 16, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com The Lawrence school board Monday may have found a way to hire consultants to coordinate upgrading of school facilities without alienating local architecture firms.
Local briefs for Tuesday
October 16, 2001
State golf postponed Persistent rain forced postponement of Monday’s scheduled state high golf tournament at Topeka’s Shawnee CC until today. Free State’s Ashley Johnson is the only city qualifier. Johnson will tee off at 10 a.m. today.
Ag secretary addresses Farm Bureau meeting
October 16, 2001
mmhess@ljworld.com As Douglas County and other parts of Kansas become increasingly urban, it’s important that farmers and city folk understand each other, said Jamie Clover Adams, Kansas Secretary of Agriculture.
10-16 Alvin A. Arnold
October 16, 2001
Alvin Arnold Ottawa — Services for Alvin A. Arnold, 74, Williamsburg, are pending and will be announced by Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Ottawa.
In the News
October 16, 2001
AMERICA RESPONDS Area officials gather
Travel agents rebound ––— Business picks up following terrorist attacks
October 16, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com Airlines are cutting staff, grounding flights and reorganizing operations to grapple with a massive slowdown in travel since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Rodney king
October 16, 2001
CALIFORNIA Rodney King’s arrest
s close
October 16, 2001
Local markets As of Monday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator — Wheat, $2.50; corn, $1.67; milo, $1.71; soybeans, $3.96. Edgerton Elevator — Wheat, $2.53; corn, $1.67; milo, $1.71; soybeans, $3.96. Overbrook Elevator — Wheat, $2.53; corn, $1.67; milo, $1.71; soybeans, $3.96. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.69; milo, NA; soybeans, $3.98. Lawrence Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.72; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.01. Pauline Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $1.72; milo, $1.75; soybeans, $4.01.
Blotter
October 16, 2001
Law enforcement report Condition report
Tuesday datebook
October 16, 2001
TODAY 9 a.m.-10 a.m.: Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department health screening for people 60 and older, Pinecrest II apartments, community room, 924 Walnut, Eudora.
Public sounds off on floodplain proposals
October 16, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com More: www.lawrenceplanning.org/current/floodplainregs.html
LHS players of week
October 16, 2001
Mike Morrell and Chris Johnson Class: Seniors.
Strong winds may dry out area
October 16, 2001
mmhess@ljworld.com Coming winds may dry out the Lawrence area after more than an inch of rain fell Monday.
Boschee turns ankle
October 16, 2001
COLLEGE BASKETBALL Boschee, Hawkins sit
Baldwin shooting
October 16, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com Baldwin — Baldwin authorities were scratching their heads Monday evening over the release of a man arrested after a Sunday night shooting.
McGwire continues to hint at retirement
October 16, 2001
Runner on first, nobody out, tied in the ninth inning and Mark McGwire coming up. Not too long ago, that prospect would have rattled the opposing pitcher.
The jewels of Afghanistan
October 16, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com Gary Bowersox knows Afghanistan. For the past 30 years, he’s helped the nation’s miners figure out where best to search for emeralds, rubies, sapphires and lapis, the blue stone that long ago supplied Cleopatra with eye shadow.
Marines train for Afghanistan in rugged setting of Sierras
October 16, 2001
In rugged mountains that resemble Afghanistan, U.S. Marines are rappelling down 400-foot cliffs, crossing rocky gorges, hiking for miles in the high, thin air, and eating bugs, lizards and wild plants.
Violence too real to be funny
October 16, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald OK, comedy is back. Now what happens to violence? That, in essence, is the question the creative community is wrestling with right now. About a week after the Sept. 11 terrorist attack, the nation’s humorists began filtering back to work, struggling to understand the rules of funny in an unfunny new world.
Military buys exclusive rights to satellite pictures
Agreement will prevent others from looking at war zones, buying images from company
October 16, 2001
The U.S. military is paying for the exclusive rights to commercial satellite imagery of Afghanistan even though its own satellites are thought to take far better pictures.
Briefly
October 16, 2001
Job initiative announced Giuliani knighted by queen Parties abandon Sharon government Idle jets parked in desert